ConstructionEquipment

Caterpillar Earnings Jump in 2Q; Company Raises Outlook for Year

Caterpillar Inc (CAT) reported second quarter earnings per share of $1.09, up from 60 cents per share in the second quarter of 2009. Second quarter profit was $707 million, a 91% increase from a year ago. Sales and revenues increased 31% to 10.409 billion, from $7.975 billion in the year-ago quarter.

These Days, Green Drywall Is Sexy in Silicon Valley

Serious Materials is a green construction materials company that has raised more than $60 million in venture capital, thanks to innovative products like its EcoRock sheetrock, which is made with less than one-fifth the energy used to create standard drywall.